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" The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there is a space of life between in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted... "
The Christian Teacher - Page 247
1839
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Scribner's Magazine, Volume 72

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Dashiell, Harlan Logan - American periodicals - 1922
...the words of Keats in the pathetic preface of " Kndymion": "The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there...the character undecided, the way of life uncertain." Early in March, 1818, Shelley ''looked for the last time on English fields and English skies" and departed...
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The Brotherhood of Letters

John Rogers Rees - Authors - 1889 - 271 pages
...not very severe. " The imagination of a boy," he writes in his preface to Endymion, " is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there...proceeds mawkishness and all the thousand bitters." The reality which dogs the footsteps of excessive and too far-reaching fancy is sometimes as utterly...
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The Makers of Modern English: A Popular Handbook to the Greater Poets of the ...

William James Dawson - English poetry - 1890 - 375 pages
...is not a fiercer hell than the failure of a great object. The imagination of a boy is healthy ; and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there...necessarily taste in going over the following pages." Nothing can be more correct, more honest, or more beautifully expressed, than this. It exactly hits...
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The Nassau Literary Magazine

American literature - 1890
...habits. As Keats wrote in the preface to his Endymion, — " The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy. But there...the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided ; " so in our critical life there is a corresponding period, when our judgments have lost the careless...
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The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, Part 13

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1890
...The Imagination of a boy ia healthy, and the mature Imagination of a man is healthy ; but there IB a space of life between, in which the soul is in a feraient, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted ; thence proceeds...
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The Works of Walter Bagehot: With Memoirs by R. H. Hutton, Volume 1

Walter Bagehot - English literature - 1891
...is a bad season. " The imagination " (said a great poet of the very age) " of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there...way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted." * And particularly in a real poet, where the disturbing influences of passion and fancy are most likely...
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Theodoric the Goth: The Barbarian Champion of Civilization

Thomas Hodgkin - Goths - 1891 - 442 pages
...Defeat of his rear guard — His compact with the Emperor. HE imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there...way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted." — (KEATS, Preface to " Endymion.") The sentence thus written by the sensitive young poet, a child...
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The Caian: The Magazine of Gonville and Caius College, Volume 1

1892
...Goethe. As Keats says in the preface to his own Endymion, " The imagination of the boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there...proceeds mawkishness and all the thousand bitters which...men...must necessarily taste in going over the following pages." But nevertheless it is poetry...
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The Nature and Elements of Poetry

Edmund Clarence Stedman - Poetry - 1892 - 338 pages
...ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted : thence proceed mawkishness, and all the thousand bitters which those...necessarily taste in going over the following pages." It was preordained that even this limbo of life should have an immortal voice, and that voice was Byron....
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McClure's Magazine, Volume 5

Periodicals - 1895
...with a zealous eye, to the honor of English literature. " The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there...necessarily taste in going over the following pages." This critical preface not only did not forestall criticism, but appears to have provoked rather than...
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